View Full Version : Bas Rutten's Top 10 MMA Lightweights


snakerattle79
03-08-2011, 08:05 PM
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ƒallenloki
03-09-2011, 04:03 AM
I don't know about #1 for Gilbert...

I'd go

1. Frank Edgar
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. Gray Maynard
4. Shinya Aoki
5. Eddie Alvarez
6. Tatsuya Kawajiri
7. Jim Miller
8. Kenny Florian
9. Anthony Pettis
10. Benson Henderson

IMO Pettis, Aoki, Florian, Kawajiri, and Henderson are a loss away from being out of the top ten... I'd say Guida, Guillard, Sherk, Thomson, and Siver are hovering around the top ten and are a win or so away from superseding some of the guys in there now

ƒallenloki
03-09-2011, 04:04 AM
Damn, I don't think a top ten at LW gets better than mine.

kaps
03-09-2011, 01:04 PM
I can see Gilbert at #1 18-2 with both losses avenged...

jakkups
03-09-2011, 01:48 PM
I don't know about #1 for Gilbert...

I'd go

1. Frank Edgar
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. Gray Maynard
4. Shinya Aoki
5. Eddie Alvarez
6. Tatsuya Kawajiri
7. Jim Miller
8. Kenny Florian
9. Anthony Pettis
10. Benson Henderson

IMO Pettis, Aoki, Florian, Kawajiri, and Henderson are a loss away from being out of the top ten... I'd say Guida, Guillard, Sherk, Thomson, and Siver are hovering around the top ten and are a win or so away from superseding some of the guys in there now

I agree with this top 10. I can see why Bas may rate Gilbert at #1. Aoki is hand's down the best win on his record for the timeframe he had accomplished it. However, Kawajiri and Ishida are just Gomi's leftovers and Thomson while tough as nails isnt a top LW. I'm hoping he takes on Alvarez (surefire FOTY) and then makes his way to the UFC cos there's plenty of good fights to be had.

ƒallenloki
03-09-2011, 02:07 PM
I can see Gilbert at #1 18-2 with both losses avenged...

Argument can definitely be made. I had to wrestle with it too.

kaps
03-09-2011, 07:27 PM
I don't like how high Aoki is on that list though...

ƒallenloki
03-09-2011, 08:40 PM
I don't like how high Aoki is on that list though...

I thought the EXACT same thing. But the freaking guy has some really high quality wins.

Left2theliver
03-09-2011, 09:22 PM
I agree with ALMOST everything on his list. Just a few rearrangements...

1. Gilbert Melendez
2. Frankie Edgar
3. Eddie Alvarez
4. Gray Maynard
5. Shinya Aoki
6. Kenny Florian
7. Tatsuya Kawajiri
8. Anthony Pettis
9. Ben Henderson
10. Jim Miller

jakkups
03-09-2011, 10:12 PM
I don't like how high Aoki is on that list though...

I agree. Also at second looks, fallenloki & Bas have it wrong with Kawajiri, he shouldn't even be in the top 10, he's in the same boat as Guida, Guillard, Sherk, Thomson, and Siver IMO.

I thought the EXACT same thing. But the freaking guy has some really high quality wins.

Last win worth anything was over Alvarez 3 years ago. Hansen and JZ are the only decent wins outside of that, and both those guys havent made any noise for sometime. He's top 10, but no higher than 5 for me.